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Ep. 5 'Reiwa!!'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Jun 21, 2019

Ep. 5 'Reiwa!!'

by Tom Hanaway

Previously on "Terrace House": Risako takes a drastic — some may even say desperate — step of winning the charming Ruka over by flat out telling him to "date me," in what has been one of the show's more exciting proclamations of romantic intent. ...

Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as technical adviser

Soccer Jun 21, 2019

Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as technical adviser

Chelsea has appointed its former goalkeeper Petr Cech as technical and performance adviser, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Cech spent 11 years as a player at Chelsea, winning 13 major trophies, including four Premier League titles and the Champions League, before moving to ...

Crash victim Chris Froome leaves hospital

More Sports Jun 21, 2019

Crash victim Chris Froome leaves hospital

Chris Froome left Saint-Etienne Hospital on Thursday a week after the horrific crash that ruled him out of next month's Tour de France. The four-time Tour champion was transferred to an undisclosed rehabilitation center specializing in getting top athletes back on their feet as quickly ...

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Soccer / J. League Jun 21, 2019

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Sagan Tosu forward Fernando Torres, a former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea star who won the 2011 World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring. "I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end ...

Koji Miyoshi scores twice in Japan's draw with Uruguay

Soccer Jun 21, 2019

Koji Miyoshi scores twice in Japan's draw with Uruguay

Newcomer Koji Miyoshi scored in both halves for Japan as Hajime Moriyasu's young side matched Uruguay in an entertaining 2-2 draw Thursday at the Copa America in Brazil. Luis Suarez equalized from the penalty spot after Japan took a surprise 1-0 lead, while Jose Gimenez ...

MLB gives Rays OK to explore playing in Montreal

Baseball / MLB Jun 21, 2019

MLB gives Rays OK to explore playing in Montreal

The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for ...

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka loses in second round in Birmingham

Tennis Jun 21, 2019

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka loses in second round in Birmingham

Naomi Osaka lost in straight sets at the Birmingham Classic grass-court tournament on Thursday — and could soon lose her No. 1 ranking, too. The two-time Grand Slam champion never looked comfortable in a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Yulia Putintseva in the second round, choosing ...

Pelicans open new era by taking Zion Williamson No. 1

Basketball / NBA Jun 21, 2019

Pelicans open new era by taking Zion Williamson No. 1

Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks as though he would never show a soft side. Draft night proved otherwise. Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the New Orleans Pelicans — a surprise to nobody who watched basketball this ...